HARYANA (INDIA): 5 GET DEATH SENTENCE FOR MURDER
March 30, 2010: in a landmark judgement in a Haryana (India) honour killing case, a court awarded capital punishment to five persons and life sentence to one for murdering a couple on the diktats of a self-styled community panchayat for marrying against societal norms.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Vani Gopal Sharma pronounced the sentence after reserving the judgement in the case.
The prosecution had termed the case as the "rarest of the rare" and pleaded for capital punishment to the six convicts for killing Manoj (23) and Babli (19), who hailed from Karora village in Kaithal district and had got married on May 18, 2007. (Sources: Ptinews.com, 30/03/2010)